The Bahamas Daybreak III at the government jetty, The Bluff, North Eleuthera, about 1992. Research on the specifications of this boat and the difference between the names (used to be Bahamas Daybreak III in the 1990s but it now appears that the same vessel is simply “Bahamas Daybreak”), is unusually difficult as there are not entries at www.shipindex.org, www.shipspotting.com or www.grosstonnage.com or even the International Maritime Organization site www.equasis.org. I did find an article from a German magazine in 2008 and there is a small photo-essay with photos taken from the Bahamas Daybreak sprinkled throughout this blog (I rode the vessel often 1985-1994).
MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Bahamas Daybreak III
PAST NAMES: not known – seems to be the third in the series of “Bahamas Daybreak” named boats
DIMENSIONS:110 feet long, 24 passengers, it looks like her government # in the Bahamas is NP 2686 from this photo
CONSTRUCTION: not known
YEAR BUILT: not known
EARLY CAREER: so far as is known she has been serving the Bahamas her entire career
Bahamas Daybreak at Potter’s Cay Nassau in March of 2014 – note the name is newly painted without the “III” at the end, and she has a fresh blue paint job, however structurally it appears to be the same vessel as below, from the early 1990’s.